What are breast implants?Breast implant is a medical prosthesis that is placed inside the breast to give the breast a bigger fuller appearance. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and usually takes one to two hours. There are several incision options for placing the breast implant, including underneath the breast, in the armpit, or around the areola. After making an incision, the surgeon will create a pocket for the implant. The pocket can be either above or below the chest muscle. Once in place, the surgeon will close the incisions with stitches or surgical tape.
There are two main types of breast implants: saline and silicone. The type of implant that is best for you will be based on your personal preferences, as well as the doctor’s recommendation. Some factors that may influence your decision include the following: Size: Saline implants come in a variety of sizes, while silicone implants are only available in a limited number of sizes. This may be a determining factor if you have a specific size in mind for your breast augmentation. Shape: Silicone implants tend to have a more natural shape than saline implants, which are typically rounder in appearance. If you want your breasts to look as natural as possible, silicone may be the better option for you. Rippling: Rippling is more common with saline implants, especially when they are under filled or overfilled.